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Beyond the Khyber Pass: The Road to British Disaster in the First Afghan War

Waller, John H.

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ISBN 10: 0394569342 / ISBN 13: 9780394569345
Edité par Random House, 1990
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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dust jacket has 1" tear at top rear fold;inscribed to previous owner/signed by Waller on free end paper Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. N° de réf. du libraire 3868

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Titre : Beyond the Khyber Pass: The Road to British ...

Éditeur : Random House

Date d'édition : 1990

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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1990 Random House hardcover, John H. Waller (The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War). Rich in adventure, intrigue and treachery, this is the story of the British failure in Afghanistan in the 1840s, as England competed with czarist Russia for strategic advantage in Central Asia. Waller relates how the womanizing ways of garrison troops in Kaul (amid a xenophobic, deeply religious society where such behavior was punishable by death) was the "last straw" that caused the tribal chiefs to abandon their bloody feuds and declare a holy war against the infidel invader. - Amazon

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Rich in adventure, intrigue and treachery, this is the story of the British failure in Afghanistan in the 1840s, as England competed with czarist Russia for strategic advantage in Central Asia. Waller relates how the womanizing ways of garrison troops in Kaul (amid a xenophobic, deeply religious society where such behavior was punishable by death) was the "last straw" that caused the tribal chiefs to abandon their bloody feuds and declare a holy war against the infidel invader. The war found the vaunted British square formation, cavalry and artillery virtually useless in the high mountain passes where most of the fighting took place. The great set piece of the book is the awesome description of the near destruction of the 4500-man British Kabul garrison and its 12,000 camp followers as they attempted to fight their way to Peshewar. This first-rate history by the author of Gordon of Khartoum captures the savage grandeur of the First Afghan War. Photos not seen by PW.
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